Billions of dollars are spent each year to develop and maintain adequate sources of drinking water and wastewater treatment. Substantial pressures from population increases mandate that older systems be updated, and new systems constructed. Of critical importance in any new development is the establishment of an adequate source of drinking water and a method to dispose of sanitary sewer wastewater. Federal, state, and local laws have been enacted that establish strict rules and regulations for the perming, construction, and operation of water and wastewater facilities. Rules established for new and expanded facilities include an assessment of existing natural resources, strict adherence to design standards, and regimented testing procedures during their operation. State Environmental Regulatory Agencies are charged with permitting these facilities and ensuring that these federally mandated requirements are being strictly adhered to. EMC can provide the professional surveyors, environmental specialists, geologists, engineers, and construction managers to guide the owners of these facilities through this environmental regulatory process.
Water and Wastewater Engineering Services at EMC assist clients with the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities. The services vary from needs assessments and master planning to final construction and permitting documents. EMC has provided these services for new facilities as well as expansions and upgrades to existing facilities. Water supply and distribution facilities have included wells, elevated and ground storage tanks, booster pump stations, water mains, and laterals. Wastewater collection and treatment facilities have included pump stations, force mains, gravity sewer lines, packaged treatment plants, mechanical treatment plants, land application systems, and reuse water systems. Clients have included countries, municipalities, industries, development authorities, private developers, and existing facility operators. Providing these services are experienced professional engineers and engineering technicians. They utilize state–of–the– art computer hardware and software including: WaterCad V5, AutoDesk Civil 3D, and Microstati on V8.